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Calaveras County Museum Complex

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Address: 30 N Main Street, San Andreas, CA
Phone Number: 209-754-1058
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Incredible museum of Gold Rush and Native American history

This museum really surprised us. The exhibits were multiple, the buildings, including the jail and courthouse were the real thing and the exhibits so very well done. Good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Jackson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The genealogy society that I belong to took a field trip to this museum and enjoyed it. There is a lot to see. I found it quite dusty in the main room and not too organized, but the vignettes were enjoyable, and the courthouse and jail interesting.

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ashland OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This museum really surprised us. The exhibits were multiple, the buildings, including the jail and courthouse were the real thing and the exhibits so very well done. Good bathrooms even. if you are exploring the area dont miss this one! Eleven year old loved the jail that had held Black Bart the famous outlaw , the courtyard where desperadoes were... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We planned on an hour and ended up (between the main museum in town and the red barn museum just a short drive away) staying over 3 hours and didn't get to see all of the farm equipment. It's a fun place with a very eclectic collection that gives you a good sense of the history of the area. They... More 

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We have lived in this area for almost 40 years and had never known about this hidden gem. We had been invited to a art showing at the Museum and decided to take a look around. Almost two hours later we were leaving very happy we had spent the time to see this fantastic pieces of history. The items are... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Loved this gem of a museum complete with Black Bart's jail cell. There are lots of tatty museums around but this one is real and gives you a good sense of history.

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

to see the history of California in such an up close and personal way. Great for kids of all ages. A good one time experience.

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Oakdale, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

On the second floor is truly one of the largest and best, most interesting history museums I have ever seen anywhere. Room after room of fascinating things with great description cards telling really interesting stories of early California, and the fascinating people, buildings, things, gold mining, outlaws, and sheriffs of the 1800s. There are whole rooms set up to show... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is a very well laid out small museum. It provides a great overview and explanation of the history of the Gold Rush region. We have seen a lot of small regional and county museums -- highly recommend this one to travelers in the area.

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Sammamish, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The town takes pride in their museum, they have 2 large buildings filled with historical items donated by many members of the town. The docents were a wealth of information and were eager to share their town's history. You will find out about the great gold rush, the tools they used and all you ever wanted to know about mining.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I love this museum,especially the jail!! When i first saw the place I got the creeps(in a good way) because it's a ln old jail!! It was very thrilling. I think more people should go there!!

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